Update on Fundraiser for New LGBTQ+ Center Opening In Newburgh, NY

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In March 2018, A Little Beacon Blog was the proud sponsor of the Move It Baby Move It Family Dance Party and Fundraiser for the newly formed Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center. We checked in with the fundraiser's organizer of the Move It Baby Move It dance party fundraisers and author of this article, Phoebe Zinman Winters, to see how it all went!

This dance party fundraiser for the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center tore up Quinn’s dance floor with some superstar DJ’s, raffle prizes and dancers that didn’t quit. Those dancing families raised $1,000 for the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center, which helped the center open new doors.

Fundraising Opened the Doors To The Newburgh LBGTQ+ Center

  Photo Credit: Phoebe Zinman Winters.  The DJ’s are Decora and H2O.

Photo Credit: Phoebe Zinman Winters. The DJ’s are Decora and H2O.

We are so pleased to share such a great update from them! Karen Naimool from The Newburgh LBGTQ+ Center reports that they used the funds to rent space in Newburgh for a "pop-up office."

"We are able to go into this venture for 3 months and are looking for additional funding to help us keep the doors open,” said Karen. The office will be used for general operations as well as a place where resources and events can be offered. The Newburgh LBGTQ+ Center is involved in many events, education and trainings for community and board members as well as increasing their visibility.

Fundraising Events Since Move It Baby Move It

The Newburgh LBGTQ+ Center's Purple Rain Prince Tribute Dance Party and Drag Show Fundraiser was in June, and fundraising dancers laced up our dancing shoes again (or zipped up our dancing boots) and partied like it was 1999. It was an especially good time and the dance floor was overflowing with cuteness and love. 

Karen let us know about the results of the Prince Fundraiser: "It was an amazing success. Monies were raised by ticket sales, the GoFundMe, community member donations and local business sponsorship." Sponsors of that event included:
1. The Wherehouse
2. Shapiro's Furniture Barn
3. Blacc Vanilla
4. Black Lives Matter Hudson Valley
5. Millenium Tattoo
6. Hale's Hardware
7. Machu Picchu Restaurant
8. Liberty Street Bistro

The next dance party is a drag show happening during Newburgh's Last Saturday celebrations on August 25th from 10pm-2am at The Wharehouse on Liberty Street in Newburgh.

How You Can Donate & Get Involved

The Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center set a fundraising goal in June 2018, and made it to $3,760.77! This funding will go towards programs (materials, advertising, etc…), stipends for organizers and further leadership development through trainings, retreats and workshops.

If you’d like to contribute to current fundraising goals they have, you can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/5mprazs to continue to grow and support this valuable local resource in its mission to serve the needs of the community.

Stay tuned for more fabulous Move It Baby Move It dance parties in the future, and if you have any great ideas for fundraising recipients, you can send them along to phoebe@alittlebeaconblog.com.

Beacon Local Nate Chinen Publishes Jazz Book “Playing Changes” - Order at Binnacle Books

Literary talent alert in the Hudson Valley and Beacon in particular! Our own Beaconite Nate Chinen, an American jazz critic, New York Times music critic, and Director of Editorial Content at WBGO Jazz, has released his book, Playing Changes, published by Knopf Doubleday Books. Pictured here is the flyer postcard at our local bookstore Binnacle Books where I am placing my order! So easy popping into Binnacle to order up whatever I want with the helpful person behind the counter.


Here’s what it’s ablut, according to Google Books: “One of jazz’s leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time. Grounded in authority and brimming with style, Playing Changes is the first book to take the measure of this exhilarating moment: it is a compelling argument for the resiliency of the art form and a rejoinder to any claims about its calcification or demise.” 


Looking forward to reading the hardcover edition!

Happening This Weekend 8/17/2018

Happy humid and rainy weekend! Best enjoy it because we spotted some red leaves on the baby trees while returning from a mini-getaway up north. It's coming...Fall...which means two things: The Annual Car Show and Back to School. Details on setting up sponsorships at the Car Show are below from the Beacon Chamber of Commerce.

What do these cupcakes have to do with it? They've been baked and decorated by local baker Five Hens, and she's teaching middle and high schoolers how on August 22nd at the Howland Library, so register now if it's not already full. This is why you should check A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide mid-week for weekday dates - for that classes that happen during the week!

Let's see what's going on this weekend...
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.


Riverside Craft Fair
Day: Saturday & Sunday, August 18-19, 2018
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY
Information >

Orange County Pop, Rock, DooWop Series 2018
Day
: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St Newburgh, NY
Information >


Back to School Block Party
Day
: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 12-4pm
Location: South Avenue Park (Loopers Court) on 9D & South Ave, Beacon, NY
Information >



The Whispering Tree Album Release Show
Day
: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 8-10pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Newburgh Jewish Music Series 2018
Day
: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St Newburgh, NY
Information >

One Quiet Plunge presents country/…/city/…/music from the Hudson Valley’s landscapes
Day
: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Time: 5pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

2018 "Never Say No" 5k and Family Fun Run
Day
: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: 8 Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY
Information >

Learn about more upcoming races in our 5K Races Guide!

Knitting 101 - Big Blanket Workshop
Day
: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Loopy Mango, 500 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

RECENTLY ADDED:
Ballet Arts Studio: Adult Beginning Tap
Day: Starting September 10th: Mondays Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


Ballet Arts Studio
NEW FRIDAY CLASSES:
Intro to Modern and Intro to Theater Dance classes will be available on Fridays for younger students. Fall classes begin after September 10th, 2018!
See the Fall Schedule Here >


For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

Ballet Arts Studio
Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Theater Dance Technique
Dates:
August 20-23, 2018
Last chance to sign up!
Details >

Check out A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide for more ideas!

BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
It's that little pink box! Trust us, you want one. Especially if you're wearing glasses more and more, and you need sunglasses. Let Luxe Optique fill your prescription into these frames. Retro fashion lovers will love this vintage inspired frame Jackie 60 from Christian Roth Eyewear.





BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
The gowns are great, right? So is the decor on which they hang, found inside of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique. The shopping experience is exactly what you'd be looking for if you were a bride. See these new arrivals from Hayley Paige for yourself by making an appointment or stepping inside for a peek.





Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Wares Shop, and Lambs Hill.


Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTING GUIDE
PRICE REDUCED!
If old houses aren't your thing, but living in Beacon is, then this newish construction house on 32 Victor Road with 4 bedrooms might be more your style. There's lots of space with this home - both inside and out. Plus, the price was just lowered a smidge.
Did you check it out yet?

How To List Your Properties on A Little Beacon Blog >

SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS


Rhinebeck Bank
Are you new in town? Do you need to open a bank account? Or finance your new or second home? Or perhaps it's time for a new or used car? Step inside of one of Rhinebeck Bank's branches. They put the "community" in Community Banking, and are ready to help you.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

What does it mean to get insurance through an independent agency? Beacon native and Executive Partner at Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency, Susan Antalek Pagones, highlights recent examples of the personal touch she gives to clients.
Read about it here >
BeaconArts
There's a new crew of board members and officers this year at BeaconArts, and we're going to tell you about them in an upcoming article. Keep your eyes here!

A Little Beacon Space | Pop-Up Showroom
SAVE THE DATE!
Corrado's Design Center, located in Hyde Park, is taking over A Little Beacon Space the 2nd Saturday in September in order to bring you a showroom experience. Corrado's Design Center specializes in porcelain tile, marble, stone, mosaics and glass products for residential and commercial projects. There may be wine and a craft involved!
Days: September 7-9th
Details >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Annual Car Show in Beacon is Sunday, October 14th 2018. The event has grown each year. If your business is interested in participating or sponsoring, you can email coken@optonline.net.

Katie James, Inc.

Katie James Inc., has been designing and producing websites for over 15 years. They started in the custom-built space, and are happily serving clients in the template space specializing in Squarespace and Shopify.

Tin Shingle

Tin Shingle trains business owners, artists and makers in how to get the word out about their business using PR, Social Media, SEO, and Newsletter Campaigns. Getting your business featured in magazines (local and national) is totally possible. The key is pitching the right idea at the right time. Subscribe to their free newsletter for timely tips.
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Where Is This House? 49 Lamplight Street

Part of the fun of putting together A Little Beacon Blog’s Real Estate Listing Guide is getting exposed to new areas we didn’t know about! Like this house 49 Lamplight Street that is surrounded by acres of nature, yet is in Beacon’s South Avenue Elementary School District. Where is this?

So we took a drive and found it! It’s down the street of that Revolutionary War man off 9D. Just take a left as you head towards the Renegade’s Stadium and it’s next to the huge building that was home to two short-lived restaurants (and is currently for sale again...remember Mary Kelly’s and the other one?).

From the looks of the sign in this picture, we missed the memo about Revolutionary War Day on August 12 down on the Verplanck Homestead! Well now you have two reasons to explore this area.

This listing is presented by Claire Browne at Gate House Realty and she can show you more! Gate House Realty and Claire Browne are proud sponsors of A Little Beacon Blog, and we thank you for supporting business who support us!

Details and pictures are in the Real Estate 🏡 Listing Guide: https://www.alittlebeaconblog.com/real-estate

Or link in bio and tap DIRECTORIES and the. REAL ESTATE GUIDE

Realtors: Get details on how to feature your properties by visiting our Media Kit under the ADVERTISING tab: www.alittlebeaconblog.com/mediakit

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Second Saturday! Beacon Gallery Openings for August 2018

 Second Saturday, August 11! Art Happenings In Beacon Include, Clockwise From Top Right, Colus At Clutter Gallery; Chantelle Norton At Matteawan Gallery; Chris Sanders at Hudson Beach Glass; Diane Christi At The Howland Cultural Center; Eileen Sackman At Bau.

Second Saturday, August 11! Art Happenings In Beacon Include, Clockwise From Top Right, Colus At Clutter Gallery; Chantelle Norton At Matteawan Gallery; Chris Sanders at Hudson Beach Glass; Diane Christi At The Howland Cultural Center; Eileen Sackman At Bau.

Happy Second Saturday, people of Beacon! Dodge raindrops and thunder, and get to the galleries to see fantastic art - in new openings and continuing shows. We've got it all covered in Beacon's most comprehensive Art Gallery Guide

It may be stormy, but it's still the dog days of summer. Consider this a friendly reminder that leisure time is fleeting, and we should make the most of the long days while we still have them. Several shows around town are spotlighting animals in art. At Hudson Beach Glass, you'll find Chris Sanders' four- and eight-legged friends, and at bau, Eileen Sackman's endangered critters. This is the second-to-last weekend to see Zoology at Matteawan Gallery - don't miss the incredible diversity of art that rivals the diversity of the animal kingdom itself! Check the Guide for details on all of these and every other show. 

Big thanks to BeaconArts, the masterminds and promotional powerhouses behind Second Saturday and so many Beacon events! And thanks to the sponsors of A Little Beacon Blog, whose support allows us to produce the content we bring to you. Stop in to support them while you're out and about doing Second Saturday!

Happening This Weekend - 8/10/2018

This weekend is  August's 2nd Saturday in Beacon, which means the galleries in town unveil new exhibits that (usually) last through the month.

This 2nd Saturday is big because 26 locations on Main Street join in, thanks to Windows on Main Street now in its 13th year. Windows on Main St. is the annual event that turns Main Street into an outdoor art gallery. A Little Beacon Blog is a proud media sponsor of this event, and you can find out more about Windows on Main Street in our article here

As your are out and about, take photos of storefront windows you see, and tag us @alittlebeacon! Light up Instagram with what you find!

Let's see what else is going on this weekend...
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Hudson Valley Jazz Festival
Days
: August 9-12, 2018
Time/Location: Visit website for times and locations
Information >

Newburgh Jazz Series 2018
Day
: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St Newburgh, NY
Information >


Pontoon at The Beacon Pool
Day
: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 5-7pm
Location: The Beacon Pool, 724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY
Information >

Windows on Main Street Opening Reception
Day
: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Orange County Pop, Rock, DooWop Series 2018
Day
: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St Newburgh, NY

Corn Festival 2018 from the Beacon Sloop Club
Day: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pete & Toshi Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Dr. Beacon, NY
Information >
PLUS: The New Corn Bread Contest. Get out your recipe card out and bring your bread!
Contest Details Here >

Newburgh Jewish Music Series 2018
Day
: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St Newburgh, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 
 
108 Beads - Sacred Malas & Inspiring Chants
Day
: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 1-4:30pm
Location: Namastesis Yoga & Wellness, 1065 Main St, Ste H, Fishkill, NY
Information >

RECENTLY ADDED:
Ballet Arts Studio: Adult Beginning Tap
Day: Mondays (Starting September 10th) Time: 7:30-8:30

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.




Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.   
               

BALLET ARTS STUDIO
Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Theater Dance Technique
Dates:
August 20-23, 2018
Time/Ages/Price: 5-6pm (ages 9-12), $17 per class or $60 for 4
Time/Ages/Price: 6-7:30pm (ages 13+), $20 per class or $70 for 4
This is a great end-of-summer camp class! Technique classes in a different discipline each day. Theater Dance on Mondays, Jazz on Tuesdays, Ballet on Wednesdays and Modern on Thursdays. All classes taught by Ballet Arts Studio faculty.
Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email them info@balletartsstudio.com to register.

Check out A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide for more ideas! 
 
 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
Luxe Optique has been open for 2 years and they are celebrating with all of their amazing friends in Beacon! Join them for hors d'oeuvres, beverages and a sneak peak at what's to come for Luxe Optique.
PLUS: An Anne et Valentin expert will be at the shop to show designs from their next collection!




 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
In addition to the big day, Lambs Hill can be a part of the pre-wedding festivities! Check out this bachelorette party fun with some Hayley Paige athleisure wear.






Blackbird Attic
422 Main Street

FREE styling session for Second Saturday! From 2:30-7:30pm, there will be a personal stylist to offer advice. Message the shop ahead of time to confirm a spot. Enjoy some wine while you're there!

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide!  Luxe Optique, Wares Shop, and Lambs Hill.


 
Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
 
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!


There are new barbers in town, and we're catching up on all of it.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!
 
SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS


Rhinebeck Bank
Rhinebeck Bank puts the "community" into Community Banking. "At Rhinebeck Bank, we not only take pride in knowing the value of helping our community, but being a part of that community,” says Rhinebeck Bank’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Michelle Barone-Lepore.
Read A Little Beacon Blog's Feature Article >
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS GUIDE
Designed for people who want to get cozy in (or near) Beacon. Shop for homes by picture, or by must-have details, like "Big Yard" or even "3 Car Garage." If a garage is a mandatory requirement for your house search, we made it easy to find.
Go Home Shopping >

Realtors: Feature Your Properties >

 

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

With a hot market out there, you can get caught up in a lot of details when buying a home.  Depending on the type of home you're buying, don't neglect the type of insurance required for your home.  Learn more about the difference between Condo and Homeowners insurance.
Read it here >
BeaconArts   |  Windows on Main Street Opening Reception
Back for its 13th year, join artists and supporters to celebrate the opening of this year's Windows on Main Street at Oak Vino Wine Bar this Saturday. See the "Tiny Windows" exhibit and watch live drawing happen before your eyes. For the next month, shops, restaurants and other storefronts host 26 art exhibits in their windows. Main Street itself is the gallery!
Day: Saturday  for Opening Reception  Time: 6pm-9pm  Where: Oak Vino
Read A Little Beacon Blog's Feature Article Here >
        
A Little Beacon Space | Pop-Up Showroom
SAVE THE DATE!
Corrado's Design Center, located in Hyde Park, is taking over A Little Beacon Space the 2nd Saturday in September in order to bring you a showroom experience. Corrado's Design Center specializes in porcelain tile, marble, stone, mosaics and glass products for residential and commercial projects. There may be wine and a craft involved!
Days: September 7-9th
Details >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Connect with other businesses in Beacon and show your support for the community. Being involved with the chamber can help it improve its service to local businesses.

Katie James, Inc.

WEBSITE DESIGN: Cold Spring Fitness
Katie James Inc., the couture branding agency based in Beacon, redesigned the website for Cold Spring Fitness, the boutique fitness studio located on Route 9. Priorities for this project were making classes and membership signup easy with custom MindBody links, as well as maintaining their top SEO rankings in Google when the site moved.
Take A Look >

Tin Shingle

Tin Shingle trains business owners, artists and makers in how to get the word out about their business using PR, Social Media, SEO, and Newsletter Campaigns. Getting your business featured in magazines (local and national) is totally possible. The key is pitching the right idea at the right time. For today only (Friday), Tin Shingle has opened up the Training Webinar, "PR Planning for August: What To Pitch in August for Media Coverage". Stream it free for today only. After that, stream it free with a membership to Tin Shingle, or purchase individually.
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Putting the Community in "Community Bank" at Rhinebeck Bank (Sponsored)

When you live in the big city, you tend to not think about community banks. You may have heard about the financial benefits of banking with credit unions in financial books you’ve read. However, the concept of a “community bank” is one that shows mostly in movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life” where community banker Jimmy Stewart is saved by his community after years of his independent bank helping people during their own financial challenges. 

What what does "community bank" mean in your real life out here in Beacon and the Hudson Valley region? When banking with a community bank like Rhinebeck Bank?

At Rhinebeck Bank, "Your Success Is Our Success"

“Your success is our success.” I’ve heard this statement spoken by the bankers at Rhinebeck Bank. Their involvement in the community through sponsoring events and elevating awareness puts them in the middle of everyday life. Finances of a community bank are directly connected to the people and the businesses in the community. If a business who has a loan with Rhinebeck Bank fails, then the bank is impacted as well. Big banks that are too big to fail and have branches all over the world don’t feel that loss in quite the same way.

Listening To Customers

Stacey Schindler is the newest branch manager at Rhinebeck Bank’s Beacon Branch, located on 9D just before the Renegades Stadium. “I have been in banking for 21 years and it was always my dream to become a Branch Manager,” says Stacey. “One of the reasons is due to one of my all time favorite movies, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’  I LOVE that you referenced it in this article.”
PS: I gave Stacey a sneak peek of this article before going to publication.

"The connections and relationships that are made with the people in our community and businesses here at Rhinebeck Bank have the same nostalgic feel of that movie.  Here at Rhinebeck Bank, we connect with local people and help them realize their dreams through education, active listening, and genuinely caring about helping them find the best financial solutions,” says Stacey.

History Matters

Rhinebeck Bank, one of the only independent banks in the Hudson Valley, opened in 1861 and has made community involvement their top priority ever since. Many of your favorite organizations and businesses do business with Rhinebeck Bank, including The Art Effect (formerly Spark Media Project), and Mill House Brewing Company.

Plugging Into The Community

Dedicated to bringing people together to help business flourish, Rhinebeck Bank has sponsored hundreds of events over the years, working closely with entities including BeaconArts here in Beacon, and municipalities like the City of Poughkeepsie.

“At Rhinebeck Bank, we not only take pride in knowing the value of helping our community, but being a part of that community,” says Rhinebeck Bank’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Michelle Barone-Lepore.  “As a good neighbor, that means making a real difference and striving to create a positive impact on as many lives as possible, beyond just writing a check. Rhinebeck Bank has and will continue to always be a part of the fabric of the communities we not only serve, but embed ourselves in.”

Watch Rhinebeck Bank’s Show on TV!

Rhinebeck Bank also produces an interview series that features their business clients called “Wake Up with Rhinebeck Bank”. Binge-watch it, because you’ll learn all sorts of things about the origins and special business challenges of big and small local businesses around you.
 

To learn about how Rhinebeck Bank can help you realize your business dreams, schedule a call with Beacon’s Branch Manager, Stacey, at 845-831-0300, or visit one of Rhinebeck Bank’s many other qualified business bankers.

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Rhinebeck Bank is a proud sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog, and this article was created with them as part of our Sponsor Spotlight program. It is with the support of businesses like theirs that A Little Beacon Blog can bring you coverage of news, local happenings and events. Thank you for supporting businesses who support us! If you would like to become a Sponsor or Community Partner, please click here for more information.

Windows on Main Street (WOMS) Returns for its 13th Year Starting August 11, 2018

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Artists and Businesses Merge to Make Main Street the Gallery

On Second Saturday, August 11, Beacon’s 1.5 mile long Main Street becomes a 24-hour, 7-day a week gallery space for the next month until September 8, 2018, as site-specific art installations are revealed in 26 Main Street storefront windows in the public art exhibit, Windows on Main Street (WOMS). As you're walking around, do you notice that certain storefront windows are filled with something extra special?

“Artists are paired with local businesses, and together they create a site-specific work of art,” says WOMS 2018 director Diana Currie, who is also participating as an artist in a window this year (you may remember her “yarn bombing” work of Beacon’s iconic Dummy Light in 2015, which triggered a public response to the yarn cozi knitted around the Dummy Light for days after the initial setup). Now in its 13th year, WOMS is a project of BeaconArts, the organization dedicated to organizing, promoting and nurturing the city’s multi-faceted arts community.

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“Windows on Main Street is a fantastic way for local artists - both newcomers and established - to really get more involved in our arts community, and in our community in general,” said Currie.

How to Find the Artists and Windows

A list of this year’s participants, locations, and artist statements can be found at www.windowsonmainstreet.com. Maps of the event are available around town at various locations, including Beacon’s Visitors Center, and participating businesses. You can read about each artist from the Windows on Main Street website when you click on their location. In fact, you should read about the installation "In Memory of Anthony Marra Jr." put on by his sister Catherine E. Marra in Mountain Tops.

The Windows on Main headquarters and “Tiny Windows” exhibit is located at Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St. Oak Vino and Windows on Main Street will host an opening celebration on August 11, starting at 6 pm. In addition to the “Tiny Windows" exhibit, there will be a live drawing/auction by artist Donna Mikkelsen, a DJ, and complimentary food. Windows on Main Street shirts and totes will also be available for purchase to benefit the project.

Funding Provided By...

This month-long public art event is a project of BeaconArts, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster and encourage the advancement of the City of Beacon as a center for arts and culture. This means that Windows on Main is supported BeaconArts' membership income, in addition to any fundraisers and sponsorships that the WOMS team organizes. BeaconArts' Ex-Officio and past president Kelly Ellenwood further explains: "It also means that BeaconArts will always support the event - both financially, and with deeper volunteer commitment."

Windows on Main Street 2018 was also made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature) and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. Sponsorships are also possible for businesses who want to directly sponsor the event. A Little Beacon Blog is a proud media sponsor!

Look for These Windows

Tag us in photos you see, and use the hashtag #WOMS2018 to light up Instagram with the art and add to that hashtag collection. Here's what we have found so far, courtesy Instagrammers:

  Window:  The Chocolate Studio, 494 Main Street   Artist:  Jan Dolan   Photo Credit:  Windows on Main

Window: The Chocolate Studio, 494 Main Street  Artist: Jan Dolan  Photo Credit: Windows on Main

Window: Big Mouth Coffee Roasters 387 Main Street  Artist: Sarah J. Berman  Photo Credit: Windows on Main

  Window:  Vegetalien 504 Main Street   Artist:  Kat Stoutenborough   Photo Credit:  Kat Stoutenborough

Window: Vegetalien 504 Main Street  Artist: Kat Stoutenborough  Photo Credit: Kat Stoutenborough

  Window:  Meyer's Olde Dutch (MOD) 184 Main Street   Artist:  Erica Hauser   Photo Credit:  Windows on Main

Window: Meyer's Olde Dutch (MOD) 184 Main Street  Artist: Erica Hauser  Photo Credit: Windows on Main

  Window:  NFP (New Form Perspective) 504 Main Street   Artist:  Kristen J. Macauley   Photo Credit:  Windows on Main

Window: NFP (New Form Perspective) 504 Main Street  Artist: Kristen J. Macauley  Photo Credit: Windows on Main

  Window:  Oak Vino 389 Main Street   Artist:  Donna Mikkelsen   Photo Credit:  BeaconArts

Window: Oak Vino 389 Main Street  Artist: Donna Mikkelsen  Photo Credit: BeaconArts

  Window:  Ella's Bellas 418 Main Street   Artist:  Judith Kepner Rose   Photo Credit:  Judith Kepner Rose Sculpture

Window: Ella's Bellas 418 Main Street  Artist: Judith Kepner Rose  Photo Credit: Judith Kepner Rose Sculpture

Window: Artifact 17 East Main Street (on way to Dogwood)  Artist: Heather Delaney  Photo Credit: Artifact Beacon

Happening This Weekend 8/3/2018

Theme song of the week is "Africa" with the theme lyric being: "I bless the rains down in Africa" (and maybe you feel like this actress from Frozen and her hubby while singing it in your car).

Conversations between people have been going something like this:
"Looks like it's going to rain any minute!"
"Oh wait, no it's not. The sun is out, scorching me, let's go get Moo Moo's Ice Cream at the Chocolate Studio!"
Get in car, or hoof on foot and...
"Did we bring an umbrella? It's pouring! Quick, duck into Beacon Bath and Bubble. Oh look! Bath bombs!"

Moral of the story? Just get out there! Let's see what's going on in the neighborhood...
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.


Post-It Note Art Making at Library for Windows on Main
Day
: Now through August 11, 2018
Time: Library Open Hours
Location: 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Information >

2nd Annual O+ Poughkeepsie Festival
Days
: Friday & Saturday, August 3-4, 2018
Time: 6:30 (Fri), 12pm-8:30pm (Sat)
Locationview map for locations
Information >

LongReach Arts in “NICHES” Opening Reception
Day
: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Concert: Howland Wolves
Day
: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Club Draw Picnic Fundraiser for Ramps at the Skate Park at Memorial Park
Day
: Sunday, August 5, 2018
Time: 12-7pm
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY
Ramps at Memorial Park
Information >

NEW Corn Bread Contest For the Corn Festival 2018
Get out your recipe card for your best corn bread because this year, the Beacon Sloop Club is adding a Corn Bread Contest to their highly anticipated Corn Festival!
Contest Details Here >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

 
 
 
Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

Do check it during the week - you may have missed the latest iPhone Workshop that was yesterday (Thursday)!

For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


RECENTLY ADDED:
New Theater Dance Classes at Ballet Arts Studio.

There are activities for older kids, like Sketchbook for Teens at the Library which resumes in October, and workshops from Hudson Valley Young Painters.

Soccer Coaches wanted for the Jr. Pee Wee Division.
Contact them here >

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.
                  
               


REGISTRATION OPEN
Ballet Intensive Week
Dates: August 13-17, 2018
Ages/Time/Price: Ages 12+, 10am-4pm, $375 per week
In-studio performance on Friday at 6pm. During this  five-day program, taught by former New York City Ballet dancer Miriam Mahdaviani, mornings will be devoted to warm-up and technique. In the afternoons, dancers will do pointe work and work on Variations, as well as study character dance, dance history, nutrition and injury prevention. The intensive will culminate with a studio performance on Friday.
Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email them info@balletartsstudio.com to register.

Check out A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide for more ideas! 
 
 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
Get the eyes checked before school starts! August is National Eye Exam Month 👀 For the month of August, Luxe Optique is offering FREE comprehensive eye exams for students K-12! Walk-in or visit their website to book an appointment. 




 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
The flower girl dresses selection at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique are adorable. Go inside the shop to see the La Petite Hayley Paige collection. These flower girl dresses are now available to order!






Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide!  Luxe Optique, Wares Shop, and Lambs Hill.


 
Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
 
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!


There are new barbers in town, and we're catching up on all of it.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!
 
SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS


Rhinebeck Bank
When purchasing a new home, there are pros and cons to working with big national banks, and working with local banks. Do your research to see who you're the most comfortable with, and start by calling Rhinebeck Bank.
Learn about this home buying experience >
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS GUIDE
Designed for people who want to get cozy in (or near) Beacon. Shop for homes by picture, or by must-have details, like "Big Yard" or even "3 Car Garage." If a garage is a mandatory requirement for your house search, we made it easy to find.
Go Home Shopping >

Realtors: Feature Your Properties >

 

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

When the Big Storm of 2018 hit the Hudson Valley in May, bringing down huge trees onto people's homes, Antalek and Moore Insurance Agency was there to represent their clients, pushing for them to get advancement on claims. We interviewed Susan Antalek Pagones to get the full story.
Read it here >
BeaconArts
Schedule Change Alert!
Starting Saturday, August 4th, The G Line bus (the big buses that say Dutchess County on the side of them) will operate a longer schedule in the Beacon from 5:30am through 9:15pm Monday through Saturday, in order to help people get to different ends of town. The other part is, soon, the G Line will be Free for All, and one of the buses will be wrapped in a new bright blue color. We are told that the Free part of the new G Line will happen in late August, early September. If that changes, keep an eye on this space for updates.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
COMING UP: Tuesday, August 7th from 5-7pm
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce along with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce for their joint meeting at Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades. Networking will take place from 5-7pm. Complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. All attendees receive a complimentary ticket to the game that night! The evening is courtesy of Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency.
Details & RSVP >
        
A Little Beacon Space | Private Bookings
Host a client meeting or presentation, or company retreat from this quiet, private setting located in the middle of Beacon in the historic Telephone Building. Convenient to everything - hotels, train, and parking, you can focus on your day and host in style.
$250 Half Day (up to 4hrs)
$485 Full Day (up to 8hrs)
Discount available to those who host quarterly meetings or workshops!
$950 3-Day Pop-Up Shop Package (Fri, Sat, Sun)
$1,450 3-Day Pop-Up Shop Package with Flyer Design + Distribution
Details >

Katie James, Inc.

NEW WEBSITE + BRAND LAUNCH: This Spring, Katie James Inc. helped rebrand the little studio in Cold Spring known as On The Fly, into its new life as Cold Spring Fitness, from private trainer and owner Dawn Scanga. The couture branding project included a new logo, website, business cards, gift cards, and desk-sheets. The website is designed in Squarespace, uses a MailChimp newsletter, and relies heavily on MindBody to manage class signups and subscriptions. Katie James, Inc. was able to work directly with the client to dive deeply into MindBody to make it work much easier for customers.
Learn More >

Tin Shingle

Need to get the word out about what you do? Tin Shingle teaches you how to do that using PR, Social Media, and SEO (aka Google). All you need is to think big and free your mind. Tin Shingle can help by giving you the training, empowerment and skills to get this done. Tin Shingle is also owned by A Little Beacon Blog's publisher and specializes in training and empowerment for business owners, artists and makers.
Sign up for their free newsletter >
JOB POSTINGS
Are you looking for great talent in the Hudson Valley? You'll find several hidden gems of people with diverse skill-sets in the Hudson Valley. List your job on A Little Beacon Blog and reach our broad audience of readers who are looking for opportunities!
Post Your Job >

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Until next week!

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Community Created Post-It Note Art at Library for Windows on Main - Needs You!

 Photo Credit: Howland Public Library, used to give an idea of how the wall could look. Pictured is a Giant Robot Post-it Note Art Wall for illustration purposes.

Photo Credit: Howland Public Library, used to give an idea of how the wall could look. Pictured is a Giant Robot Post-it Note Art Wall for illustration purposes.

Do drop into the Howland Public Library most anytime, now through Saturday, August 11, to make your piece of Post-It Note Art for the library's Post-It Note Community Art Wall. The Community Art Wall is part of this year's Windows on Main Street public art installation, of which the Howland Public Library is a participant. People of all ages are invited to create a post-it note sized creation for the Community Art Wall.

Windows on Main Street is an annual exhibit that pairs artists with storefronts along Beacon's Main Street. This year, 26 Main Street businesses are participating, and for the library's exhibit, you're invited to be one of the contributing artists. The exhibit will be up for one month.

A rainbow of sticky notes and a ton of art supplies will be available to inspire you. This is a great impromptu summer activity as you're looking for things to do in Beacon on Main Street. Please note, the Post-it Note Art maker station may not be open during some programs at the library.

The library is located in the middle of Beacon's downtown at 313 Main Street, near Glazed Over Donuts.